• The Firm is positioned as a leader and pioneer in Mexico as it is the only one to have a transparent Corporate Social Responsibility agenda.

  • Baker McKenzie is a member of the United Nations Global Compact, so its efforts are aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals of the 2030 Agenda.

  • The report includes a special chapter to present the efforts made during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Baker McKenzie, a law firm with a presence in 46 countries, presents the second edition of its Sustainability Report in Mexico for the period between 2019-2020. This Report offers an update on the efforts and commitments of the Firm's Corporate Social Responsibility strategy, through environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues, and the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), which were prioritized by the Firm. In this way, Baker McKenzie is positioned in Mexico as a leader and pioneer in its industry in having a fully structured Corporate Social Responsibility agenda through its pillars: Social Impact, Environmental Impact, and Governance.

“At Baker McKenzie, we work daily to guarantee the highest quality in our legal services, while at the same time reinforcing our commitment to our communities and with our collaborators to advance towards the sustainable development of our business and the communities where we operate,” commented Raymundo E. Enríquez, Managing Partner of Baker McKenzie in Mexico.

Globally, since 2015, Baker McKenzie has been a signatory of the UN Global Compact (UNGC), which allows the Firm to align its goals and strategies with the Ten Principles in the areas of human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption. As well as to identify where the Firm is best positioned to impact and communicate progress against the SDGs, which respond to the universal call to end poverty, protect the planet and improve the lives and prospects of everyone, everywhere by 2030, under the motto of "leave no one behind."

In alignment with the Firm's global strategy, Baker McKenzie Mexico joined the UNGC's Local Network in January 2020, which has allowed a better focus and development of its CSR actions and programs.

In its second Sustainability Report for Mexico, Baker McKenzie shares its achievements in CSR matters that comply with the Firm's eight prioritized SDGs: Gender Equality; Decent Work and Economic Growth; Reduced Inequalities; Affordable and Clean Energy; Responsible Consumption and Production; Climate Action; Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions; and Partnership for the Goals. In addition, the Report includes a special chapter detailing the efforts made by the Firm to deal with COVID-19 pandemic.

Among the most relevant highlights of this Report are:


SOCIAL IMPACT

       SDG 5: Gender Equality     

  • The Firm launched a new Family Leave policy, to which 22 people (82% women and 18% men) have adhered to one of the arrangements contemplated. In addition, the Breastfeeding Support Program was created, which includes Breastfeeding Rooms in the offices.

      SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth

  • Regarding the promotions that took place in the period, 54% were women, which has been mainly reflected in an 18% increase in the number of women leaders within the Firm.

SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities

  • The Firm openly declared its commitment and support to the LGBT+ community, promoting a culture of respect by generating inclusive workplaces for all its talent.

 

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT

       SDG 7: Affordable and Clean Energy

  • The Firm announced new global carbon emissions reduction targets.

  • The acquisition of renewable energy credits is also contemplated as part of the actions that will allow them to reduce its emissions from energy consumption by 92% by 2030.

  • In Mexico, from 2017 to 2020, the Firm has managed to reduce its energy consumption by 21%.

SDG 12: Responsible Consumption and Production

  • Since 2018, the Firm has managed to reduce its paper consumption by 56% and printing by 51%.

SDG 13: Climate Action

  • The Firm offset 24,707 tons of CO2, derived from some internal and external events, when acquiring carbon credits from a forestry project.


GOVERNANCE

SDG 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

  • The Firm has a Compliance Plan, which strengthens the business model through a strategy that promotes transparency, ethical behavior, accountability, and risk mitigation.

  • They have a Code of Conduct and 10 guiding principles that serve as references for decision-making and establish the behavior expected of the members of the Firm.

  • Strengthened their programs on anti-money laundering, anti-corruption, professional responsibility and privacy.

SDG 17: Partnerships for the Goals

  • In total, from 2018 to 2020, 307 lawyers participated in 145 pro bono projects, which represents 4,971 hours invested by the Firm, translating into more than one million dollars.

  • In the volunteering program, 103 volunteers participated, which represented an investment of 568 hours, which translates into 71 working days.

  • Through collections and donations, MXN 279,596 and 2,635 items were allocated for the benefit of different organizations.


AWARDS AND ACCOLADES

  • Received for the second year, the "Empresa Socialmente Responsible" distinction from Cemefi, the Equidad MX certification granted by the Human Rights Campaign and was part of the Responsible Companies Ranking of the national magazine Expansión, among others.

     

SPECIAL CHAPTER ON COVID-19

  • Various initiatives were carried out in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, such as remote work, town halls, emotional support program, pro bono projects and digital volunteering.

 

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